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The Financial Circle of Life

27 Feb , 2014,
Heidi Kumm
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This week I started something new. It currently involves lots of driving, many new faces and many, many @’s and #’s…it’s a new job! This has been in the works for quite some time but I wanted it to be officially official before I told the internet. I’ve survived three days and haven’t cried yet so I think it’s safe to spill the beans!

As of Monday I am the Voice of Sierra behind the Sierra Trading Post Twitter. Yup, that is correct, my new job involves all things Twitter plus a few other projects just to keep things interesting. I just might be a little bit excited…and they wrote up a post about my arrival so I even feel kind of famous! And…I got legit headshots done by a photographer who knows his way around a camera and the Adobe Suite!

…I feel so grown up!

I am really excited to be working for a company that is the reason my living room is always a mess of gear – it is like the financial circle of life. I go to work, they pay me. I shop online, I pay them. A vicious circle that I’m kind of okay with!

One huge draw of this job was the people of Sierra Trading Post. Sure, the idea of day after day on Twitter sounds great (and like my real life…) but liking the people you spend those hours with is extremely important to me. Over the past few months I have been lucky enough to go 13’er hiking and winter camping with Chris and Andy. They are only half of the social team but, so far, they’ve turned out to be a fairly accurate sample!

Winter Camping in the Wyoming Snowy Range

There will be lots of commuting in the next few months but I’ll be working with two fairly cool dudes and a few other social media fanatics so I think I’ll survive. I’m stock piling audio books, fine tuning my patience for annoying drivers and stuffing my snack drawer (and car) full of goodies. It’s going to be an interesting transition and I’m pretty pumped about it!

So there you have it, my news! If you see a @sierratp tweet with an “-HK” it’s me! I’ll also start running the #STPLive chats come March so if you have ideas for topics or want to be a co-host hit me up!

:: Discount :: This is more related to the recent winter camping trip but it is related to Sierra Trading Post so…if you’re on a mission to buy some winter gear head over to Sierra Trading Post (with that link) and take an extra 30% off! It’s a pretty sweet deal, especially since this discount includes the Ortovox avalanche beacons and a few other items that don’t usually show up with the “extra ##% off” deals!


  1. outside time February 27, 2014 at 11:46 am Reply

    That’s awesome! I think you’re perfect for it! Congratulations on the new gig 🙂

    • Heidi Nicole February 27, 2014 at 3:42 pm Reply

      Thank you! I hope I can meet all the expectations! 🙂

  2. Marissa @ Barefoot Colorado February 27, 2014 at 1:56 pm Reply

    CONGRATS LADY!! So excited for you 🙂 Are you planning on moving more up north?! That’s quite the drive!!

    • Heidi Nicole February 27, 2014 at 3:42 pm Reply


      Yea, there will be a move. Probably just North Denver though since I’ll be out of FoCo long term. For now I just spend quality time on I-25, just for fun! 😉

  3. Lisa February 27, 2014 at 4:51 pm Reply

    Congratulations!! What a great fit & opportunity for you. I’m happy you’re happy. 🙂

    • Heidi Nicole March 1, 2014 at 8:06 am Reply

      Thank you! Hopefully I keep all this happy after after a few weeks of commuting! 😉

  4. Heidi @BananaBuzzbomb February 27, 2014 at 6:54 pm Reply

    This is so absolutely rad. Very very happy for you. High five!

    • Heidi Nicole March 1, 2014 at 8:10 am Reply

      Thanks! *double high five*

  5. Kate February 28, 2014 at 11:54 am Reply

    Congrats! This sounds pretty freaking awesome!!

    • Heidi Nicole March 1, 2014 at 8:11 am Reply

      It really is awesome! I am so excited! Thanks! 🙂

  6. Natalie @ Free Range Human February 28, 2014 at 12:05 pm Reply

    I am so super excited for you! I know this is going to be right up your alley, and I can’t wait to hear about all your adventures. Also, this is even more of a reason to get into Twitter. I’m going to make a promise to you that I will participate in some of these live chats!

    • Heidi Nicole March 1, 2014 at 8:12 am Reply

      Thank you! 🙂

      Yes! Get the Twitter! It took me a while to figure out it’s purpose but now I use it all the time, for everything! I mean, its the reason I met a lot of CO people…it’s a good thing if you use it right!

  7. Shannon ~ My Place In The Race March 3, 2014 at 2:18 pm Reply

    Congratulations! That’s awesome! 😀

    • Heidi Nicole March 5, 2014 at 2:01 pm Reply

      Thank you! 🙂

  8. EfoRunner March 6, 2014 at 8:32 pm Reply

    CONGRATS! What a dream gig! I’m be lying if I said I wasn’t jealous! That video is totally sweet, too, btw. AHH I miss Colorado. Can’t wait to follow along!

    • Heidi Nicole March 10, 2014 at 11:55 am Reply

      Thank you! A lot is changing around here…taking it all in stride and kind of loving every step! 🙂

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